Accelerated Degree Program

Western Michigan University's Master of Arts in blindness and low vision studies accelerated degree program provides an opportunity for students in the Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary health services program to accumulate credits toward completion of a master's degree in blindness and low vision studies while still enrolled as an undergraduate student in the interdisciplinary health services program. Master's degrees in orientation and mobility for adults or vision rehabilitation therapy can be earned through the accelerated degree program.

Undergraduate students admitted to the blindness and low vision accelerated degree program, with senior standing, may count up to 12, but no fewer than six credit hours of 5000-level courses for graduate credit. These designated courses may be used in completion of both the bachelor's and the master's degrees in blindness and low vision studies within 24 months after completion of the Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary health services degree.